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How to get row count of every table in database

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One of my client application having performance issues and I found out that it is because of very large number of data in some of the tables, any application pages rendering data by referring those tables are bound to be slow. We could fix the issue by archiving unnecessary data. But I was wondering how can I keep an eye on such tables.

Solution: I made an sql script which run periodically (through sql agent) and populate a table with all table names and their row count info.


declare @query nvarchar(100)
declare @declare nvarchar(50)
declare @tablename varchar(50)
declare @rowcount int
declare table_cur cursor for SELECT name
FROM sysobjects WITH (NOLOCK)
WHERE xtype = ‘U’

open table_cur fetch next from table_cur into @tablename while @@fetch_status = 0
set @declare = ‘@rowcount int output’
set @query = ‘set @rowcount = (select count(*) from ‘+@tablename + ‘)’
exec sp_executesql @query, @declare, @rowcount OUTPUT
insert into tablerowcount values (@tablename,@rowcount)
fetch next from table_cur into @tablename

close table_cur
deallocate table_cur

Once you have that table you can do virtually anthing to get yourself notified.

Hope this helps someone.


Written by Sandip

June 12, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Posted in MS SQL

2 Responses

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  1. thanks. it helps me.


    July 25, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  2. u saved me lotta time. thank you


    April 1, 2010 at 7:39 am

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